RETAILER Topshop is to replace its controversial slender mannequins with skeletons.
After a backlash against the slim proportions of their mannequins in their windows, the shop will use human bones arranged in an array of aspirational poses like ’skeleton family on holiday’ and ‘sexy skeletons dancing at a party’.
A spokesman said: “Nothing represents real, mortal people better than the skeletal structure.
“Shop window dummies have two purposes – to sell stuff and to frighten children, and I think a skull in a baseball cap achieves those things admirably.”
Student Nikki Hollis said: “Topshop mannequins have always been a big influence on how I live my life, so this is exciting stuff.”